City of Fort Wayne

Intern - Technician (2)

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Working under the direction of the Shop Supervisor, incumbent will be tasked to assist in completing maintenance and repairs to a variety of equipment including, but not limited to, small and large construction equipment, street sweepers, pavers
Job Code: 2020190
Posted On: Thursday, 20th August 2020
Category: Intern
Department: Fleet Operations
Shift: Varies
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $12.00 per hour

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Shop Supervisor, incumbent will be tasked to assist in completing maintenance and repairs to a variety of equipment including, but not limited to, small and large construction equipment, street sweepers, pavers, specialty sewer equipment, fire trucks, sedans, SUVs, pickup trucks and vans. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and assist in the maintenance of the City's 2,200 plus fleet assets. Essential duties also include the following and other duties may be assigned.

Diagnostic

  • Assists in making visual inspections during servicing to check for and report upon abnormal conditions in the components of motorized vehicles and equipment;

Equipment Management

  • Maintains tools, equipment, and work area in a clean and orderly condition;
  • Assists with inspecting vehicles/equipment and performs preventative maintenance;
  • Assists with cleaning degreaser solution station, fuel islands, and car wash;

Operations

  • Assists with moving vehicles safely between job and work areas;
  • Assists with portering vehicles as needed;
  • Assists with shop or area maintenance such as general clean up; able to assist with shop floor cleaning equipment;
  • Demonstrates a firm working knowledge of the Faster system by placing equipment in proper status codes and entering proper notes;
  • Ensures safe use of power and hand-held tools and equipment.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assists other staff as needed or directed;
  • Assists with performing mechanical tasks set forth by supervision.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor.  Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Any combination of work experience or academic pursuit equivalent to a High School Diploma;
  • Basic knowledge of automotive mechanics;
  • Aptitude for mechanical work and the ability to effectively operate hand tools and automotive servicing equipment;
  • Ability to operate safely and properly cars and trucks.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Indiana Driver’s License.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee performs moderately complex, relatively standardized tasks using necessary tools and equipment as required to perform work duties. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Performs assigned duties which require pushing, pulling, and reaching regularly for sustained periods and bending, twisting, climbing, and lifting up to 50 pounds on a regular basis, physical effort involves moderate lifting of tools and materials.  Effort is exerted for sustained periods of time. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee the employee has moderate exposure to dust, grease and extreme temperatures and severe weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Apply Online

All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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